Best Private Schools in Edinburgh - Co-Ed, Boys, Girls

Contents

1. Overview

Edinburgh has 10 of Scotland's best private schools which take pupils of high school age, some of which also have primary and nursery schools as well.

2. Where Schools are Located

The majority of Edinburgh's independent schools are located in the city centre, although there are some in suburbs and outlying towns. Edinburgh has a mixture of day and boarding private secondary schools.

3. Day and Boarding Fees

Day places in Edinburgh range from £9,138 to £29,925 (averaging £14,929).

Boarding places in Edinburgh range from £23,349 to £36,495 (averaging £27,451).

4. School Genders

Edinburgh has a broad mixture of private schools including co-educational, boarding schools and day schools.

5. Fettes College

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 7 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £29,925 (Day), £36,495 (Boarding)
  • A*/A Exam Results: 71% (GCSE)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

7 - 18

Annual Fees:

£29,925 (Day), £36,495 (Boarding)

A*/A Exam Results:

71% (GCSE)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Fettes College

6. Merchiston Castle School

  • Gender: Boys
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 7 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £16,980 (Day), £25,170 (Boarding)
  • A*/A Exam Results: 56.7% (GCSE), 39.8% (A-Level)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Boys

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

7 - 18

Annual Fees:

£16,980 (Day), £25,170 (Boarding)

A*/A Exam Results:

56.7% (GCSE), 39.8% (A-Level)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Merchiston Castle School

7. St George's School for Girls (Edinburgh)

  • Gender: Girls
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 2 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £14,700 (Day), £27,315 (Boarding)
  • A*/A Exam Results: 50.6% (GCSE), 20% (A-Level)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Girls

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

2 - 18

Annual Fees:

£14,700 (Day), £27,315 (Boarding)

A*/A Exam Results:

50.6% (GCSE), 20% (A-Level)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

St George's School for Girls (Edinburgh)

8. Edinburgh Academy

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Day
  • Age Range: 2 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £14,823 (Day)
  • A*/A Exam Results: 17.4% (GCSE), 41.2% (A-Level)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Day

Age Range:

2 - 18

Annual Fees:

£14,823 (Day)

A*/A Exam Results:

17.4% (GCSE), 41.2% (A-Level)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Edinburgh Academy

9. Stewart's Melville College

  • Gender: Boys (Co-ed Sixth Form)
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 12 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £12,423 (Day), £24,927 (Boarding)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Boys (Co-ed Sixth Form)

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

12 - 18

Annual Fees:

£12,423 (Day), £24,927 (Boarding)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Stewart's Melville College

10. Basil Paterson

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Day
  • Age Range: 14 - 16
  • Annual Fees: £13,250 (Day)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Day

Age Range:

14 - 16

Annual Fees:

£13,250 (Day)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Basil Paterson

11. George Watsons College

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Day
  • Age Range: 3 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £13,170 (Day)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Day

Age Range:

3 - 18

Annual Fees:

£13,170 (Day)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

George Watsons College

12. Edinburgh Steiner School

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Day
  • Age Range: 3 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £9,138 (Day)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Day

Age Range:

3 - 18

Annual Fees:

£9,138 (Day)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

Edinburgh Steiner School

13. George Heriots School

  • Gender: Co-ed
  • School Type: Day
  • Age Range: 2 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £13,242 (Day)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Co-ed

School Type:

Day

Age Range:

2 - 18

Annual Fees:

£13,242 (Day)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

George Heriots School

14. The Mary Erskine School

  • Gender: Girls
  • School Type: Day & Boarding
  • Age Range: 12 - 18
  • Annual Fees: £11,637 (Day), £23,349 (Boarding)
  • Entrance Exam: Yes – Make sure you pass, find out more...

Gender:

Girls

School Type:

Day & Boarding

Age Range:

12 - 18

Annual Fees:

£11,637 (Day), £23,349 (Boarding)

Entrance Exam:

Yes - Make sure you pass, find out more...

The Mary Erskine School